Court Square Theater is hosting the Reel Change Festival this week and weekend to promote 2013 documentary films throughout the world that directly impacted social consciousness and political action throughout the world. The event covers five movies in total and also features two, 90-second short film contests on Saturday night from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. One film in particular, The Act of Killing, received worldwide acclaim and a 2013 Academy award nomination for its depiction of former Indonesian death squad members retelling and recreating the region’s communist purge from 1965-1966.
Admission to the event is FREE and movies will be followed by a panel discussion for those that are interested in delving further into the each movie’s ethos. For more information on the Reel Change Festival, please visit their website.